The jury is still out on that. I really haven't come up with a final design plan, yet. I'm kicking around fluting the stiles, and if I do, then I'd go inset. Was also thinking of possibly doing this G&G inspired.
All good advice. I've used both ARS and MInwax and like them both.
FWIW - getting two coats of poly onto the project by tomorrow (her bday) might be aggressive.....each coat will need to fully dry/cure. For the sake of schedule.....I like the idea of using Minwax poly and cut it with Naptha which should accelerate the drying time.....and then leave it at that. You can give it to her reasonably cured, and then maybe take it back in a week or so to get a final coat onto it.
Been running Linux for five years now, never looked back. Unfortunately the SketchUp app doesn't play well with WINE, so the browser-based version is a welcome thing indeed.
My Firefox browser is locked down pretty tightly, so Sketchup Browser Edition crashes and I'm too lazy to troubleshoot. So far it works well in Opera.